Meet Our People
FCA, BBA - Director
Leanne, originally from a local farming background and a graduate of Wairarapa College, earned her Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University in 1985. After a few years with an international accountancy practice, she joined a local practice in 1989 and became a partner in 2002. Her expertise lies in farm accounting, taxation, and company and trust structures. Leanne is a member of the Institute of Directors and was honored with Fellowship to the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand in 2018 for her significant contributions to the profession and community.
Outside of her accounting role, Leanne is involved in various community organizations and currently serves as a Trustee of the Masterton Community Trust, Director of Trust House Limited, and a board member of Wellington Water Limited and the Wellington Free Ambulance Service. She has held roles such as Deputy Chair on the UCOL council and a DHB board member. Married with two children, Leanne is actively engaged in community service, including her involvement with the Wairarapa Community Health Trust.
DDI: 06 370 0911 | Ext: 714
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Rebecca (Becks) Schofield
FCA, BBS - Director
Becks started her career at Southey Sayer in 1997, working and studying simultaneously for two years. After completing her BBS degree at Massey University, she returned to Southey Sayer in 2001, becoming a full member of CAANZ in 2006. Growing up on a sheep and beef farm in Taranaki, Becks possesses a deep understanding of farming, using her expertise to assist clients and build strong relationships, particularly in challenging economic times. In 2021, she was recognized with a fellowship from Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a Tribute from Business Wairarapa.
Outside of work, Becks, a mother of two, actively contributes to her community. She served as Treasurer for the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce, later becoming its Chair for two years. Becks is also a Trustee of the Life Education Trust Wairarapa & Central Hawkes Bay, focusing on children’s education in various schools. Additionally, she has been involved in grassroots rugby, serving as an independent Board member for the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union until 2019 and later joining the Governance team of the Wairarapa Cricket Association, where she became the Chair in 2021.
DDI: 06 370 0912 | Ext: 715
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Fiona Cameron AT
Fiona joined Southey Sayer in 1998 as an Accounting Technician and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. With over 18 years of experience as a MYOB Certified Consultant, she assists clients with training and installation of MYOB products, as well as other software brands like Cash Manager Rural, Spotlight, and Xero. Fiona is a Certified Advisor for these products. She works with a diverse range of clients, addressing accounting software issues, day-to-day accounting challenges, and annual accounting and taxation compliance matters. Fiona has volunteered on the CA ANZ Local Committee and is currently involved with the Friends of Aratoi.
Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, attending the gym, and participating in activities related to her volunteering. Fiona’s son, Luke, is married and resides in Hamilton.
DDI: 06 370 0914 | Ext: 710
Dayna Scott AT
Dayna joined the Southey Sayer team in 2016 and has since gained her Accounting Technician qualification with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand of which she is also a member.
She works with a wide range of clients, both commercial and farming, assisting them on their day to day matters as well as annual accounting and taxation compliance and planning.
She has an in-depth knowledge of various accounting software systems, namely Xero, Figured and Farm Focus.
Married with two children, Dayna and her husband own a dairy farm in the South Wairarapa, which gives her great insight into the industry with her hands-on experience.
DDI: 06 370 0919 | Ext: 721
Steph, originally from Masterton, has chosen to remain rooted in her hometown with her husband and three children. With a background in insurance, recruitment, and education, she brings a diverse understanding of industry challenges. Since 2022, Steph has been the Practice Manager, ensuring high standards of client support, overseeing IT, and maintaining office operations. She holds a Certificate in Bookkeeping to enhance her accounting industry expertise. Steph is a certified advisor for both XERO and MYOB, taking charge of payroll support for clients.
Outside of work, she enjoys family time, gardening, and coaching her sons’ soccer teams.
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110 Dixon Street, Masterton, 5810
PO Box 125, Masterton, 5810
06 370 0811